University Acts

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EDUCATIONAL POLICY AND STANDARDS COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Decree

The Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council has made the following decree, to come into effect on 23 February.

Decree (1): Abolition of rule prohibiting assessors from serving in examinations for more than three years in succession

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, abolishes the rule prohibiting assessors from serving in examinations for more than three years in succession. In the light of a general increase in specialist options in examinations, an increase in number of candidates, and the advent of anonymous marking, there is no reason to retain the restriction. Associated administrative changes have been made to ensure that nominators have oversight of the fair distribution of load amongst assessors and the avoidance of excessive dependence on particular individuals.

Text of Decree (1)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, delete from p. 1061, l. 32 to p. 1062, l. 6.

2 Ibid., p. 1062, l. 7, delete `8' and substitute `7'.

3 Ibid., l. 9, delete `9' and substitute `8'.

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COMMITTEE ON STATUTES BEFORE THE PRIVY COUNCIL

Decree

The Committee on Statutes before the Privy Council has made the following decree, to come into effect on 23 February.

Decree (2): Consent to amendment to the Statutes of Wadham College

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Committee on Statutes before the Privy Council, records the consent of the University to and amendment to the Statutes of Wadham College as required under the provisions of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923.

The effect of the amendment is to widen the objects for which the college can use income arising from a fund established in trust by The Revd Vere Ducker.

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Text of Decree (2)

The consent of the University is given to the amendment to Statute X of Wadham College approved by the Governing Body on 18 October 2000, in so far as such consent is required by Section 7 (2) of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923.

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CONGREGATION 5 February

Degree by Resolution

No notice to the contrary having been received, the following resolution is deemed to have been approved at noon on 5 February.

Text of Resolution

That the Degree of Master of Arts be conferred upon the following:

GEORGE ALAN HAY, Balliol College

ALLAN OWEN TAYLOR, St Antony's College

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COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

1 Delegates of the University Press

Council has appointed the following as Delegates of the University Press for five years from 1 October 2001:

PROFESSOR I.D. CAMPBELL, St John's

PROFESSOR C.P. MAYER, Wadham

PROFESSOR D. SHERRINGTON, New College, vice Dr W. Hayes, President of St John's

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2 Register of Congregation

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the following names have been added to the Register of Congregation:

Bangha, I., Faculty of Oriental Studies
Hay, G.A., MA, Balliol
Noble, M.E.M., Faculty of Biological Sciences
Stevens, C.J., BA, D.Phil., St Hugh's
Taylor, A.O., MA, St Antony's

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CONGREGATION 6 February

1 Declaration of approval of unopposed Statute promulgated on 16 January

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the Statute concerning the Winter Williams Prizes and Studentships (p. 585) approved.

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2 Promulgation of Statutes

Forms of Statutes were promulgated. No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice- Chancellor declared the preambles carried of the proposed Statutes (1) establishing a Professorship of Indian History and Culture, and (2) providing for provision for `statutory' professorships to be made in future solely by decree.

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3 Declaration of approval of Resolution approving the conferment of an Honorary Degree

That the conferment of the Degree of Master of Arts, honoris causa, upon JOHN HARVEY ASHDOWN, formerly Conservation Officer of the City of Oxford, be approved.

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